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2023 24 M E D I A


Engaging The San Antonio Philharmonic is excited to welcome you to our second season of Classics Performances. We have consciously crafted a season that will both satisfy your curiosity for what is new and reacquaint you with works that define symphonic music. We are honored to share the stage during the 2023/24 Season with great artists who are invested in the San Antonio Philharmonic’s success; some are new faces to San Antonio and others are fabulous soloists and conductors who have been in front of the orchestra in the past. We invite you to experience the power of live performance, exploring what symphonic music can and will be. Please join us in this marvelous journey.


Thank you

Brian Petkovich

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Classics 1

Chee-Yun and The Firebird September 22 and 23

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor Chee-Yun, violin Juan Pablo Contreras Mariachitlán Lalo Symphonie Espagnole Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird (1945)

The San Antonio Philharmonic begins its second season in true San Antonio style with Latin GRAMMYnominated Juan Pablo Contreras’ Mariachitlán. International soloist and recording artist Chee-Yun dazzles with Lalo's brilliant Symphonie Espagnole. Seasoned conductor Jeffrey Kahane and the SA Phil close this colorful program with Stravinsky’s beloved 1945 Suite from The Firebird.

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Classics 2 Helseth plays Arutiunian October 13 and 14

Vinay Parameswaran, conductor Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet Gabriella Smith Field Guide Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto Reena Esmail Avartan Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Internationally acclaimed Norwegian trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth joins the SA Phil to perform Arutiunian’s virtuosic trumpet concerto. With two contemporary works, Gabriella Smith and Indian-American Reena Esmail transport the listener into nature and across the globe with rhythmical soundscapes. Vinay Parameswaran, one of the most exciting and versatile young conductors on the podium today, leads the SA Phil in Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, continuing the cyclic nature theme through an epic expression of the Nordic landscape.

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Classics 3 Mulligan conducts Dvořák November 3 and 4

Stephen Mulligan, conductor Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite Dvořák Symphony No. 9, “From the New World"

Conductor Stephen Mulligan, who has been described as “nothing less than thrilling," delights the audience with some of the greatest hits in the orchestral repertoire. The SA Phil highlights music written for the stage with the Overture to Mozart’s beloved opera The Magic Flute and Stravinsky’s Suite from the ballet Pulcinella, featuring five string soloists from the orchestra. Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony combines American and Czech folk traditions and is one of the most popular symphonies ever written!

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Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky December 1 and 2

Sarah Ioannides, conductor Gabriela Martinez, piano Jessie Montgomery Caught by the Wind Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez, who has been described as “versatile, daring and insightful”, performs one of the most powerful concertos of all time, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Celebrated composer Jessie Montgomery’s Caught by the Wind explores cycles of life in nature. Australian-British conductor Sarah Ioannides and the SA Phil explore the struggle with fate in Tchaikovsky’s glorious Symphony No. 5.

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Classics 5 Villa-Lobos and Mahler January 19 and 20

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Laura Strickling, soprano Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Mahler Symphony No. 4

Recognized for her “flexible voice, crystalline diction, and warm presence,” GRAMMY-nominated soprano Laura Strickling joins the cellos of the SA Phil in Villa-Lobos’ gorgeous Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. Brazilian conductor Marcelo Lehninger conducts Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 4, which explores the profound issues of life and death through the eyes of a child, featuring Ms. Strickling.

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Carrasco conducts Mussorgsky February 23 and 24

Ludwig Carrasco, conductor Crystal Jarrell Johnson, mezzo-soprano San Antonio Mastersingers Michael Ippolito Nocturne John Corigliano Fern Hill Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition


This program explores art and poetry through music with conductor Ludwig Carrasco, who was recently appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico. Texas State University’s Michael Ippolito’s Nocturne was inspired by Joan Miro’s 1940 painting of the same name. Ippolito studied composition with our next composer, John Corigliano, at The Juilliard School. Corigliano’s Fern Hill, featuring UTSA’s Crystal Jarrell Johnson and the San Antonio Mastersingers, reflects on the eponymous poem by Dylan Thomas. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition famously takes the listener on a sensory tour of ten paintings through an art exhibition.

Classics 7 Mozart & Schumann March 22 and 23

Anthony Parnther, conductor David Kaplan, piano Coleridge-Taylor Ballade in A Minor Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 Schumann Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”

Join us for an evening of Romantic music, beginning with Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade in A minor featuring lush melodies and dramatic lyricism. Mozart’s transitional style from Classical to Romantic can be heard in his dark and stormy Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, considered one of his greatest, to be performed by the magnificent David Kaplan. Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish,” exemplifies the era through his tribute to the scenic Rhine River. Anthony Parnther, a conductor with an impressive career throughout the US, expertly leads the SA Phil on this vibrant journey.

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Gluzman plays Beethoven April 19 and 20

Vadim Gluzman, director and violin Schnittke arr. Jolán Berta Suite in the Old Style for Strings Mozart Symphony No. 25 Beethoven Violin Concerto Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, internationally recognized as among today’s top performing artists, serves as both director and soloist with the SA Phil for the evening. The concert opens with Russian composer Alfred Schnittke’s elegant multi movement work in the style of Baroque music. Mozart’s dramatic Symphony No. 25, known as the "little G Minor symphony", was written when he was just 17 years old. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s sublime Violin Concerto featuring the unparalleled artistry of Gluzman.

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Classics 9 Brahms & Dvořák May 10 and 11

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor Sterling Elliot, cello San Antonio Mastersingers Brahms Tragic Overture Brahms Nänie Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) Dvořák Cello Concerto Led by Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni, this program centers around celebrated Romantic composers and friends Brahms and Dvořák. Following Brahms' powerful and emotional Tragic Overture, the esteemed San Antonio Mastersingers will be featured in the composer's settings of poems by Schiller and Hölderlin. Cellist Sterling Elliot, 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and winner of the Senior Division of the 2019 National Sphinx Competition, enthralls with Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, one of the greatest cello concertos ever written.


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Goosby Returns & Beethoven 5 May 31 and June 1

Lina González-Granados, conductor Randall Goosby, violin

Iman Habibi Jeder Baum spricht Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Beethoven Symphony No. 5


Violinist Randall Goosby, who delighted the SA Phil audience last season, returns to perform one of the greatest violin pieces ever written, Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor. Decorated Colombian conductor Lina González-Granados opens with Iranian-Canadian composer Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht ("Every Tree Speaks") which was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The San Antonio Philharmonic then triumphantly concludes its second season with one of the most famous classical works of all time - Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

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San Antonio Philharmonic Season at a Glance Chee-Yun and The Firebird Jeffrey Kahane, conductor Chee-Yun, violin September 22 & 23

Helseth plays Arutiunian Vinay Parameswaran, conductor Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet October 13 & 14

Mulligan conducts Dvořák Stephen Mulligan, conductor November 3 & 4

Carrasco conducts Mussorgsky Ludwig Carrasco, conductor Crystal Jarrell Johnson, mezzo-soprano San Antonio Mastersingers February 23 & 24

Mozart & Schumann Anthony Parnther, conductor David Kaplan, piano March 22 & 23

Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky Sarah Ioannides, conductor Gabriela Martinez, piano December 1 & 2

Gluzman plays Beethoven Vadim Gluzman, director and violin April 19 & 20

Villa-Lobos and Mahler Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Laura Strickling, soprano January 19 & 20

Brahms & Dvořák Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor Sterling Elliot, cello San Antonio Mastersingers May 10 & 11

Goosby Returns & Beethoven 5 Lina González-Granados, conductor Randall Goosby, violin

May 31 & June 1

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Full Programs are listed in the following pages Second Season Press Release.

2023-24 Season P R E S S



C O N D U C T O R S & M U S I C I A N S


LUDWIG CARRASCO Conductor Ludwig Carrasco began his tenure as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico in January 2023. Previously, he held the same position with the Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra (Mexico), the Queretaro Philharmonic Orchestra (Mexico), and the Sinfonietta Prometeo (United States). Throughout his career, he has distinguished himself for his interpretations of the major works of the repertoire, as well as for his commitment to diversity and inclusion in musical programming. As a conductor and violinist, he has presented concerts in 31 countries in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, conducting such ensembles as the Orchestra del Palazzo Ricci, Ensemble Laboratorium, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Heredia Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bellas Artes Theater Orchestra, among many others. He has performed at venues including the Goldener Saal of the Musikverein (Austria), Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria), Salzburger Festspielhaus (Austria), Tonhalle Zürich (Switzerland), Berliner Philharmonie (Germany), Gewandhaus Leipzig (Germany), Konzerthaus Berlin (Germany), KKL- Luzern (Switzerland), Rudolphinum (Czech Republic), Parco della Musica (Italy), Carnegie Hall (USA), Kennedy Center for the Arts (USA), Lincoln Center (USA), National Arts Center (Canada), Shizuoka Hall (Japan), Auditorio Nacional de Música (Spain), Sala Nezahualcóyotl (Mexico), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Venezuela), and Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico), as well as in the important international festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne, Davos, Ultraschall, Gstaad, Alicante, Granada, Santander, June in Buffalo, IMPULS, Bayreuth, Spoleto, Cervantino, and Tage für Neue Musik Zürich.


Equally at home in the symphonic and scenic repertoire (opera and ballet), as well as multidisciplinary projects, he has conducted productions of such diverse works as Le Grand Macabre (Ligeti), Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc), An Index of Metals (Romitelli), Pierrot Lunaire (Schoenberg), and Funny Girl (Styne). His operatic repertoire includes more than 30 works, with essential titles such as Don Giovanni (Mozart), Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), La bohème (Puccini), Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) and Rigoletto (Verdi), while exploring less frequent compositions such as The Turn of the Screw (Britten), La romanzesca e l'uomo nero (Donizetti), Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank (Frid), Rodelinda (Handel), The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti), La cambiale di matrimonio (Rossini), Mavra (Stravinsky) and Bajazet (Vivaldi). He has also conducted the world premieres of the operas La creciente (Georgina Derbez), Riesgo (Rogelio Sosa), The King's Journey (Bobbie McKay), Luciérnaga (Gabriela Ortiz), and Annette (Sofía Cancino de Cuevas). He is an active promoter of contemporary music, conducting the world premieres of more than 120 works and performing nearly 80 national premieres. In this field, he has collaborated with outstanding composers such as Erik Ullman, Mario Lavista, Ignacio Baca Lobera, Manuel Martínez Burgos, Javier Torres Maldonado, Gabriela Ortiz, Ana Lara, Marcela Rodríguez, Andrea Portera and Da Jeong Choi. He has appeared on radio and television programs in Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, as well as having participated in recordings for the labels Amati, CC Michoacán, Cero Records, Clásicos Mexicanos, Columna Música, ECN, Forlane, Grammont, J-INC, K617, SF, Tañidos/SR, Tritó, UM, Urtext Digital Classics and Warner Music.

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Ludwig Carrasco

He was the winner of the 2014 Xalapa Symphony Orchestra Conductors Competition (Mexico) and the 2013 Markowitz Award for Orchestral Conductors (New York-Philadelphia), as well as being awarded by the Fondazione Dragoni (Italy, 2010) for his activities in orchestral conducting. He has received support from prestigious institutions such as the Fulbright Foundation, Academia Musicale Chigiana, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Fundación Carolina, and the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México. Ludwig Carrasco, born in Morelia (Mexico), began his music studies in his native country at the age of 5, continuing his education in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in music, majoring in violin and orchestral conducting, as well as postgraduate degrees in musicology and cultural management. He received his doctorate in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Victor Yampolsky and attended master classes and courses with Neeme Järvi, Leonid Grin, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Kenneth Kiesler, and Gustav Meier. In addition, he studied further and received guidance from renowned conductors that include Mariss Jansons, Pierre Boulez, Alberto Zedda, Michael Luig, Sandro Gorli, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Itkin, Mallory Thompson, Gianluigi Gelmetti, and Marcello Viotti. (As of 01.01.2023) Not to be altered without permission. Please destroy all previous biographical materials.


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Vadim Gluzman AMG - ARTS MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC. 130 West 57th Street, Suite 6A New York, NY 10019 WILLIAM CAPONE - MANAGING DIRECTOR Tel: 212.337.0838 Fax: 212.924.0382

VADIM GLUZMAN Violin Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman brings life to the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Gluzman’s wide repertoire embraces new music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label. The Israeli violinist appears regularly with world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Some notable collaborations include performances with Tugan Sokhiev and the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston and Chicago Symphony and Orchestre de Paris, under Riccardo Chailly with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Gewandhaus Orchestra as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra under the batons of Hannu Lintu and Michail Jurowski. He regularly appears at Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grant Park, Colmar and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival, which he founded in 2011 together with pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner. Highlights of the current season include performances with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Vassily Petrenko, NHK Symphony Orchestra under Tugan Sokhiev, Staatskapelle Dresden with Omer Meir Wellber, Gothenburg Symphony and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Bamberg Symphony under Mikko Frank as well as Utah, Kansas City and Detroit Symphonies, Stuttgart Philharmonic, KBS Symphony and the Danish Radio Orchestra among others. Mr. Gluzman also leads performances with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as a Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist. Mr. Gluzman has premiered works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Moritz Eggert, Giya Kancheli, Elena Firsova, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty and Lera Auerbach. In the upcoming seasons he will introduce new violin concertos by Erkki-Sven Tüür and Joshua Roman. 13

Accolades for his extensive discography include the Diapason d’Or of the Year, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Classica magazine’s Choc de Classica award, and Disc of the Month by The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, ClassicFM, and others. Gluzman serves as Distinguished Artist in Residence at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and performs on the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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Lina Gonzalez-Granados COLUMBIA ARTISTS MUSIC LLC 1500 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 Lina González-Granados is represented by CAMI Music LLC worldwide JAVIER MANZANA - GENERAL MANAGER Cell: +34 618.378.678 Email: LINA GONZALEZ-GRANADOS Conductor Lina González-Granados has recently been appointed Resident Conductor by the LA Opera, position to be held from July 2022 thru June 2025. Praised for her "attention to orchestral colors" (OperaWire) and ability to create "lightning changes in tempo, meter, and effect" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Colombian-American Lina Gonzalez-Granados has distinguished herself nationally and internationally as a talented young conductor of symphonic and operatic repertoire. Her spirited interpretations of the orchestral repertoire, as well as her dedication to highlighting new and unknown works by Latin- American composers, have earned her international recognition, most recently as the recipient of the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the Third Prize and ECHO Special Award (European Concert Hall Organization) of La Maestra Competition, and the 2020 and 2021 Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award. Lina was the winner of the Fourth Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition, and became the new Solti Conducting Apprentice under the guidance of Maestro Riccardo Muti, beginning in February 2020 and continuing through June 2022. She has held positions as Conducting Fellow of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Seattle Symphony. Her 2021-22 season highlights include returns to the New York Philharmonic and Rochester Philharmonic, as well as debuts with the National Symphony (USA), Gulbenkian Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Kristiansand Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Polish National Radio Symphony, Orquesta del Principado de Asturias, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and Tenerife Symphony.


She will also lead the production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Dallas Opera. Recent appearances include performances with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, and Filarmónica de Medellín. She has had the opportunity to work with world- renowned artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Pinchas Zukerman, Giancarlo Guerrero, Zubin Mehta, Marin Alsop and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Lina is an active and fervent proponent for the inclusion and development of new works for chamber and large orchestra, especially music from Latin-American composers. She is the Artistic Director of Unitas Ensemble, a chamber orchestra she founded that performs the works of Latinx composers, and provides access to free community performances for underserved communities. Her work with Unitas has earned her numerous community awards, most recently a Spark Boston award from the City of Boston. She has also commissioned multiple World, North-American, and American premieres, as well as the creation and release of the Unitas Ensemble album “Estaciones”, recorded alongside the LatinGrammy-winning Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Born and raised in Cali, Colombia, Lina made her conducting debut in 2008 with the Youth Orchestra of Bellas Artes in Cali. She holds a Master’s Degree in Conducting with Charles Peltz, a Graduate Diploma in Choral Conducting from New England Conservatory with Erica Washburn, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from Boston University. Her principal mentors include Marin Alsop, Bernard Haitink, Bramwell Tovey and Yannick Nézet- Séguin. Last updated in September 2021. Please destroy previous versions. Do not alter without permission. San Antonio Philharmonic | P.O. Box 700790 | San Antonio, Texas 78270 | | 210-201-6006

Sarah Ioannides


Sarah Ioannides is the newly appointed Resident Conductor of NYO-USA, and Music Director of Symphony Tacoma. She maintains an extensive and international reputation as a guest conductor, speaker and adjudicator. Described by the New York Times as a conductor with “unquestionable strength and authority” and a conductor with “magic” (News Tribune), Sarah Ioannides’ has gained recognition for her passionate performances, multifaceted leadership and creativity in programming and multimedia productions. Internationally, Sarah has conducted on six continents with orchestras including the Tonkünstler, the Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, the Flemish Radio, Bilbao Symphony, and some of the world's greatest National Youth Orchestras, including the South African National Youth Orchestra, Andalusian Youth Orchestra and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra. The 22/23 Season includes conducting debuts with the Sarasota Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Hamilton Philharmonic, Santa Fe Pro Music and the Vermont Symphony. She also leads the Roanoke Symphony, National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, National Youth Orchestra of USA, and the BachFest in Chelan. Ioannides also returns to conduct at the Jacobs School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. Sarah began her career with the Cincinnati Symphony, appointed Ioannides as the first woman appointed to a full-time conducting position and she has since conducted extensivelty in the United States including the Buffalo Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Hawai’i Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Tulsa and the Toledo Symphony. A great advocate for new music, Sarah has conducted and curated over 60 World, North American and European orchestral premiers, recorded world premieres with Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Malmö Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has produced many original videos for live orchestral multimedia performances and digital productions and was previously an assistant, production coordination with composer/conductor Tan Dun. As Music Director her orchestras have received prestigious awards including ArtWorks grants for community projects, commissioning music and films spotlighting current issues. Equally at home with opera and choral repertoire, she has led many opera productions and conducted at festivals worldwide, including the European premiere of Stephen Paulus’ The Woodlanders, and Australian & Greek premieres of Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew.


Passionate about education, Sarah is the Founding Artistic Director of Cascade Conducting & Composing, now in its 6th year, which supports diversity on the podium through generous scholarships. Ioannides guest conducts conservatory orchestras such as Yale University, the Jacobs School of Music, CCPA and the Curtis Institute of Music. She is internationally sought after to coach women conductors from Australia to Canada. Appearing as key-note speaker and serving on numerous advisory boards, she has appeared multiple times as a panelist for the US Government's National Endowment for the Arts. Attending the Oxford University on an Instrumental Scholarship and The Juilliard School, she earnt two Master's degrees. After receiving an Advanced Certificate in Conducting from the Guildhall School of Music, Sarah came to the USA as a Fulbright Scholar and graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music where she studied and was Assistant to the late OttoWerner Mueller. Married to Scott Hartman, renowned trombonist, they have three children, Elsa and Karl (twins), and Audrey. An avid long-distance runner Sarah won "first place woman" in Tacoma's The Defiance (30k) in 2021 and qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2022 with an average pace of 8:19. Learn more about Sarah's work: Last updated February 1, 2023.

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Jeffrey Kahane


Equally at home at the piano or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane is recognized around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to the music of our time. Mr. Kahane has appeared as soloist with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago and San Francisco symphonies among many others and is also a popular artist at all of the major US summer festivals, including Aspen, Blossom, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart and Ravinia. In August 2016, he was appointed Music Director of the Sarasota Music Festival and he also served as the orchestra’s Artistic Advisor for two seasons. Since making his Carnegie Hall debut in 1983, he has given recitals in many of the nation’s major music centers including New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A highly respected chamber musician, Mr. Kahane collaborates with many of today’s most important chamber ensembles and was the Artistic Director of the Green Music Center’s Chamberfest during the summers of 2015 and 2016. Jeffrey Kahane made his conducting debut at the Oregon Bach Festival in 1988. Since then, he has guest conducted many of the major US orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Indianapolis and New World symphonies among others. In May 2017 Mr. Kahane completed his 20th and final season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He also served as the Music Director of the Colorado Symphony from the 2005/06 season through the 2009/10 season and for ten seasons was Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, where he is now Conductor Laureate. He has received much recognition for his innovative programming and commitment to education and community involvement with all three orchestras and received ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming for his work in both Los Angeles and Denver.


During his highly successful tenure with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, he spearheaded the creation of many new initiatives, including Westside Connections, a chamber music series that brings together LACO musicians and guest artists with speakers from a wide range of disciplines; Baroque Conversations, which presents chamber and orchestral music of the 17th and 18th centuries with spoken program notes and audience Q and A; “Discover” concerts, evenings devoted to the exploration of a single work involving an hour long lecture with the orchestra on stage, followed by a complete performance; and Sound Investment, a commissioning club whereby for a modest investment, LACO patrons can participate in the commissioning of a major new work and interact with the composer from the very first stages of its conception to the performance. Between this program and the regular commissioning of new pieces, over 50 works were given their premieres by LACO during Mr. Kahane’s tenure. He is now the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate.

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Jeffrey Kahane

Recent and upcoming engagements include a fifth play/conduct with the New York Philharmonic as well as play/conducts with the Houston, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Colorado, San Diego, San Antonio and Phoenix symphonies; concerto appearances with the Toronto, Cincinnati, New World, New Jersey, Oregon and Utah symphonies; and appearances at the Aspen, Britt, Oregon Bach and Tippet Rise festivals as well as with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia and New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. During the 21/22 season, Mr. Kahane performed the world premiere of a new concerto written for him by his son, Gabriel Kahane, with the Kansas City Symphony. Subsequent performances of the concerto, titled Heirloom, are scheduled with the Oregon Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and at the Aspen Music Festival, and a commercial recording is planned for April of 2023 with a release sometime during the 23/24 season on a label TBD. Mr. Kahane also recently conducted two productions of Kurt Weill’s operas – the first, a rare fully staged production of Weill’s last Broadway opera, Lost in the Stars, during his final LACO season; and the second, a concert version of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny with the Hamburg Symphony in May 2018. Jeffrey Kahane has recorded for the SONY, EMI, Telarc, RCA, Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Records, Decca/Argo and Haenssler labels in collaborations with the New World, Cincinnati, Bournemouth, and Oregon Bach Festival symphonies. He has also recorded works by Gershwin and Bernstein with Yo-Yo Ma, the complete works for violin and piano by Schubert with Joseph Swensen, and Bach concertos with LACO and Hilary Hahn. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mr. Kahane's early piano studies were with Howard Weisel and Jakob Gimpel. First Prize winner at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition and a finalist at the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition, he was also the recipient of a 1983 Avery Fisher Career Grant. An avid linguist who reads widely in a number of ancient and modern languages, Mr. Kahane received a Master’s Degree in Classics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. He is currently a Professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.


Jeffrey Kahane resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Martha, a clinical psychologist in private practice. They have two children - Gabriel, a composer, pianist and singer/songwriter and Annie, a dancer and poet.

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Marcelo Lehninger OPUS 3 ARTISTS Suite 282, 348 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212.584.7500

MARCELO LEHNINGER Conductor Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger is in his seventh year as Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony. In 2018, he brought the orchestra to Carnegie Hall, its first performance at the famed venue in thirteen years. He previously served as Music Director of the New West Symphony in Los Angeles, for which the League of American Orchestras awarded him the Helen H. Thompson Award for Emerging Music Directors. For five years, Marcelo served as Assistant and then Associate Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a tenure that included several concerts stepping in for James Levine on short notice in Boston and at Carnegie Hall. As a guest conductor in the United States, Mr. Lehninger has led the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Houston, Detroit, Baltimore, Seattle, Colorado, Milwaukee, National, Jacksonville, New Jersey, Indianapolis, Omaha, Chautauqua, Hartford, Toledo, and Fairfax Symphonies; the Florida, Louisville and Sarasota Orchestras; and the Rochester, Orlando, New Mexico, and Colorado Springs Philharmonics. In Canada, he has appeared with the Toronto, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies, the Calgary and Hamilton Philharmonics, and Symphony Nova Scotia. European highlights include engagements with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Lucerne Symphony, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and a tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra assisting Mariss Jansons. He made his Australian debut with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphonies with his friend and mentor Nelson Freire as soloist. Mr. Lehninger was music advisor of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas for the 2007-08 season. Plácido Domingo serves as artistic advisor for the ensemble, which is composed of 120 talented musicians from more than twenty countries throughout the Americas. In summer of 2008, Maestro Lehninger toured with YOA and pianist Nelson Freire in South America, conducting concerts in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. He has led all of the top orchestras in Brazil and served as Associate Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra in Brazil.


Chosen by Kurt Masur in 2008, Mr. Lehninger was awarded the First Felix MendelssohnBartholdy Scholarship sponsored by the American Friends of the Mendelssohn Foundation. He was Maestro Masur’s assistant with the Orchestre National de France (during their residency at the Musikverein in Vienna), Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2011, he participated in the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, organized by the League of American Orchestras, conducting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and debuted with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center as part of the National Conducting Institute in 2007. Before dedicating his career to conducting, Mr. Lehninger studied violin and piano. He holds a Master's degree from the Conductors Institute at New York's Bard College, where he studied conducting under Harold Farberman and composition with Laurence Wallach. His mentors also include Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin, and Roberto Tibiriçá. A dual citizen of Brazil and Germany, Marcelo Goulart Lehninger is the son of pianist Sônia Goulart and violinist Erich Lehninger. For more information on Maestro Lehninger, please visit OFFICIAL BIO FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON. LAST UPDATED OCTOBER 2022. PLEASE DESTROY ALL PREVIOUSLY DATED MATERIALS. San Antonio Philharmonic | P.O. Box 700790 | San Antonio, Texas 78270 | | 210-201-6006

Stephen Mulligan OPUS 3 ARTISTS Suite 282, 348 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212.584.7500

STEPHEN MULLIGAN Conductor Berlin-based American conductor Stephen Mulligan recently concluded his tenure as Associate Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Mulligan served as a Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the 2018-19 season, leading the orchestra on the Toyota Symphonies for Youth series and assisting Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, and guest conductors Lionel Bringuier, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Zubin Mehta, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Mulligan’s 2022-23 includes return engagements with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Arkansas, and Amarillo; and debut projects with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. An advocate for the music of today, Mulligan debuted on the New York Philharmonic’s sound ON series in the 2021-22 season. Additional debuts that season included the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon, Portugal), Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra; with returns to the Rochester Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work on the music staff of Cincinnati Opera’s 2022 season, Mulligan led a Washington Park concert with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musicians. Recent hihglights include leading the National Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, London Symphonia, and Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. During the 2017-18 season, his first with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mulligan stepped in on short notice for three classical subscription programs over the course of six weeks, working with mezzo- soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and pianists Jorge Federico Osorio and Behzod Abduraimov to critical acclaim. Mulligan is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award.


From 2014-16, Stephen Mulligan served as Assistant Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony and Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program. In the summer of 2015, after winning the Aspen Conducting Prize, he served as the Assistant Conductor of the Aspen Music Festival. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Stephen Mulligan began his music studies with his father Gregory, former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony and current violinist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He studied conducting at Yale University with Toshiyuki Shimada, at the Peabody Institute with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop; and at the Aspen Music Festival and School with Robert Spano.

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Vinay Parameswaran JAMES BROWN MANAGEMENT 25 City Road, Cambridge CB1 1DP, United Kingdom

VINAY PARAMESWARAN Conductor Internationally recognised for his energetic presence, imaginative programming, and compelling musicianship, Vinay Parameswaran is one of the most exciting and versatile young conductors on the podium today. Highlights of the 2022/23 season include Parameswaran’s debut with the Charlotte Symphony and return appearances with the Nashville Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras. He also conducts a series of education concerts with the Chicago Symphony. In the 2021/22 season, Parameswaran concluded five seasons with the Cleveland Orchestra, where he was Assistant Conductor from 2018/19 and promoted to Associate Conductor in 2021. During this period, he conducted many concerts each season at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Festival, and on tour. As Music Director, he led the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra on an acclaimed four-city European tour that included a performance at the Musikverein in Vienna. Prior to his time with the Cleveland Orchestra, Parameswaran was the Associate Conductor of the Nashville Symphony for three seasons and led over 150 performances, which included his subscription debut with the Orchestra in 2016/17, conducting works by Gabriella Smith, Grieg, and Prokofiev. Other highlights have included debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, and Jacksonville Symphony.


Equally at home in symphonic and operatic repertoire, and in the recording studio, Parameswaran has led performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love with Curtis Opera Theater. In Cleveland, he has assisted Franz Welser-Möst on productions of Verdi’s Otello, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. With the Curtis Ensemble 20/21and violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, Parameswaran recorded the album Two x Four, featuring works by Bach, David Ludwig, Philip Glass, and Anna Clyne. In 2020/21, Parameswaran recorded a selection of concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra for the Orchestra’s digital streaming platform. Parameswaran was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and has participated in conducting masterclasses with David Zinman at the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, as well as with Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Parameswaran was a recipient of a Career Assistance Award by the Solti Foundation U.S. in May 2021. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Parameswaran graduated with honours from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in music and political science. At Brown, he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. He received an Artist Diploma in conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with renowned pedagogue Otto-Werner Mueller as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow. We update our biographies regularly and ask that they are not altered without permission. For updated versions, please e-mail James Brown Management, registered in England no. 12536978, VAT no. 350 3075 34 James Brown Management acts as agent only and can accept no responsibility as principal. San Antonio Philharmonic | P.O. Box 700790 | San Antonio, Texas 78270 | | 210-201-6006

Anthony Parnther ANTHONY PARNTHER Conductor

American conductor, Anthony Parnther, is the Music Director and Conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra and the Southeast Symphony & Chorus in Los Angeles. Recent guest conducting engagements include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra, Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Jacaranda - Music at the Edge, Hear Now Music Festival, Mann Center Festival Orchestra, Pittsburgh Microtonal Festival, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Brightwork NewMusic, and the World Opera Forum in Madrid, Spain. Over the next season, Anthony will premiere Kris Bower’s Concerto for Horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Tamar-kali Brown’s Oratorio “We Hold These Truths” with the Los Angeles Opera, work alongside composer Anthony Davis on his Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Central Park Five with the Long Beach Opera, and premiere a new work for narrator and orchestra by Oscar-winning, GRAMMY- nominated Jon Batiste, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with the Gateways Festival Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Anthony has led the Hollywood Studio Symphony in recording sessions for many international feature film and television projects including Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Tenet, Star Wars: Book of Boba Fett, Little, American Dad, The Hunt, Fargo, The Way Back, The Night Of, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Encanto, and Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild. His live orchestral concert appearances for e-sports titan League of Legends in Barcelona, Beijing, Seoul, and Los Angeles are among the most widely viewed symphonic concerts in the world, with live audiences of 50,000-75,000 spectators and a viewership that outpaces the World Series with approximately 100 million live streaming each League of Legends Finals Opening Ceremony concert. Anthony has restored and performed orchestral works by Florence Price, Zenobia Powell Perry, Margaret Bonds, William Grant Still, Duke Ellington, and Samuel Coleridge Taylor. He has premiered and recorded works by Anthony Davis, George Walker, Errollyn Wallen, John Wineglass, Gary Powell Nash, Marian Harrison, Renee Baker, James Wilson, Phillip Herbert, Daniel Kidane, Chanda Dancy, and James Newton. In 2015, Anthony was profiled by Los Angeles' KCET/TV as a "Local Hero" for his extensive community outreach and advocacy for the performance of works by Black, Latino, and Women artists. 13

Anthony studied music performance at Northwestern University and continued his musical studies at Yale University where he studied orchestral conducting with Lawrence Leighton Smith and Otto Werner Mueller. He resides in Los Angeles.

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Jean-MarieZeitouni JEAN-MARIE ZEITOUNI Conductor

Jean-Marie Zeitouni is one of the brightest conductors of his generation, renowned for his expressive and eloquent style, in a repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary music. He studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, most notably under Maestro Raffi Armenian, and graduated in conducting, percussion, and music theory. Over the years, Jean-Marie Zeitouni has been Artistic Director of the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra (2011- 2021), Music Director of the Colorado Music Festival (2014-2019), of the Columbus Symphony (2010-2015) and of the opera program at the Banff Center (2005-2007), Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony, Assistant Conductor and Chorus Director at the Opéra de Montréal as well as Musical Director of their Atelier lyrique, Chorus Director at the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and at the Opéra de Québec and Musical Director of the orchestra and of the opera workshop at Laval University. In his 12 years of a fruitful collaboration with Les Violons du Roy, he alternately held the positions of conductor in residence, assistant conductor and principal guest conductor. Since 2022, he has been conducting the Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal as well as the orchestra conducting class. Highly sought after as a conductor of both symphonic and operatic repertoire, Zeitouni regularly conducts in Europe and across America. Among the many Canadian symphony orchestra Zeitouni has conducted are those of Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax, Victoria, not to mention the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Arion Baroque Orchestra and Club musical de Québec. No stranger to the international stage, Mr. Zeitouni has conducted the symphony orchestras of Tucson, Houston, Oregon, Monterey, San Antonio, Omaha, Honolulu, Huntsville and Cincinnati, in addition to the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, Pacific Symphony, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonique de Marseille, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony of Mexico, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Arco Ensemble and Detroit Symphony. He is also a regular at the Festival international de Lanaudière, Festival international du Domaine Forget, Elora Festival, Parry Sound Festival and New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival. You may also have seen him at festivals in Round Top, Texas, and Grant Park, Illinois. Most recently, he made his debut in Moscow with the Russian National Orchestra and at the Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées of Paris. 13

As a lyrical director, Zeitouni conducted numerous productions at the Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Glimmerglass Opera, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Opéra national de Lorraine, as well as productions in Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Cincinnati and St. Louis. Recently, he led several opera productions including Don Giovanni at the Opéra de Québec, the world premiere of La beauté du monde at the Opéra de Montréal, Ariane et Barbe-Bleue at the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Lorraine and La Bohème with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières. In 2023-2024, he will conduct the Orchestre national de Montpellier, in a project by the Palazetto Bru Zane at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Orchestre national de Lille for a cd recording for the Alpha label, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy at the Festival international du Domaine Forget, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the San Antonio Philharmonic, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. He will also assume the musical direction during the creation of the new opera by Julien Bilodeau and Michel-Marc Bouchard, La Reine-garçon at the Opéra de Montréal and will take the helm for the production of Lucie de Lammermoor at the Opéra of Quebec. San Antonio Philharmonic | P.O. Box 700790 | San Antonio, Texas 78270 | | 210-201-6006




OPUS 3 ARTISTS Suite 282, 348 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212.584.7500 CHEE-YUN Violinist Violinist Chee-Yun's flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chee- Yun has performed with many of the world's foremost orchestras and conductors. She has appeared with the San Francisco, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Atlanta, and National symphony orchestras, as well as with the Saint Paul and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestras. As a recitalist, Chee-Yun has performed in many major U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta. In 2016, Chee-Yun performed as a guest artist for the Secretary General at the United Nations in celebration of Korea's National Foundation Day and the 25th anniversary of South Korea joining the UN. In 1993, Chee-Yun performed at the White House for President Bill Clinton and guests at an event honoring recipients of the National Medal of the Arts. Recent highlights include her appearance with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, as well as her collaboration with acclaimed guitarist Mak Grgić. Her most recent recording, Serenata Notturno, released by Decca/Korea, is an album of light classics that went platinum within six months of its release. In addition to her active performance and recording schedule, Chee-Yun is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator. Her past faculty positions have included serving as the resident Starling Soloist and Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and as Visiting Professor of Music (Violin) at the Indiana University School of Music. From 2007 to 2017, she served as Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


Chee-Yun plays a violin made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1669. It is rumored to have been buried with a previous owner for 200 years and has been profiled by the Washington Post. For additional information and to sign up for her e-newsletter, please visit


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Sterling Elliott Colbert Artists Management January 2023.

STERLING ELLIOTT Acclaimed for his stellar stage presence and joyous musicianship, cellist Sterling Elliott is a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and the winner of the Senior Division of the 2019 National Sphinx Competition. Already in his young career, he has appeared with such major orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, and the Dallas Symphony, with noted conductors Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Thomas Wilkins, Jeffrey Kahane, Bramwell Tovey, Mei Ann Chen and others. This summer, he made his Aspen Festival debut, performing the Brahms Double Concerto with Gil Shaham, and he made his German debut in Munich in May 2022, performing chamber music with Daniel Hope. The 2022-2023 season will see his debuts with the Colorado Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and Ft. Worth Symphony, among others, with return appearances including the Buffalo Philharmonic. He will appear in recital under the auspices of the San Francisco Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, Shriver Hall in Baltimore, the Tippett Rise Festival and Capitol Region Classical in Albany, NY. In October he participates in the Caramoor Music Festival’s prestigious Evnin Rising Stars series, a weeklong program of coaching and chamber music culminating in a performance in Katonah, NY. Fast becoming a favorite on the summer festival circuit, Sterling has appeared at Music@Menlo, Chamberfest in Cleveland and Chamberfest Northwest in Calgary, Music at Angel Fire and the La Jolla Music Society. As the youngest of three siblings, Sterling did not want to play the cello but the violin like his older brother and sister. After a bit of encouragement, he completed The Elliott Family String Quartet by learning to play the cello at the age of three under the direction of Suzuki Cello teacher Susan Hines. He went on to make his concerto debut at the age of 7 by winning the Junior Division of the PYO Concerto Competition, and later the 2014 Richmond Symphony Concerto Competition and the Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia Concerto Competition. Sterling has a long history with the Sphinx Organization where he first received 2nd place in the 2013 National Sphinx Competition Junior Division, then won the 2014 Junior Division. In 2016 he received the Organization’s Isaac Stern Award and toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi in 2018 before winning in 2019. 13

Sterling is a two-time alum of NPR’s From the Top where he was a recipient of a scholarship from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and performed several concerts in Switzerland at the 2019 World Economic Forum. He is a Young Strings of America ambassador for SHAR Strings. In 2019, he was the first recipient of The National Arts Club’s Herman and Mary Neuman Music Scholarship Award. In Spring 2022, Sterling participated in Performance Today’s Young Artist Residency, which featured educational events, interviews and a feature on the nationally syndicated radio program. Sterling Elliott is currently a Kovner Fellow at the Juilliard School where he is pursuing his Master of Music degree studying with Joel Krosnick and Clara Kim. He completed his undergraduate degree in cello performance at Juilliard in May 2021. He currently performs on a 1741 Gennaro Gagliano cello on loan through the Robert F. Smith Fine String Patron Program, in partnership with the Sphinx Organization. Please discard previously dated materials and contact before making any alterations or cuts. San Antonio Philharmonic | P.O. Box 700790 | San Antonio, Texas 78270 | | 210-201-6006

Randall Goosby Charlotte Lee President & Founder Primo Artists 212 804 8301

RANDALL GOOSBY Violinist “For me, personally, music has been a way to inspire others” – Randall Goosby’s own words sum up perfectly his commitment to being an artist who makes a difference. Signed exclusively to Decca Classics in 2020 at the age of 24, American violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible, as well as bringing the music of under-represented composers to light. Highlights of Randall Goosby’s 2022/23 season include Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nezet-Seguin, San Francisco Symphony/Esa-Pekka Salonen performing the Florence Price concerti, returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra/Alpesh Chauhan, Philharmonia Orchestra/Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Los Angeles Philharmonic/Dalia Stasevska, Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Tabita Berglund, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Karina Canellakis. Goosby will also make his debuts in South Korea in recital and in Japan with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa / Wigglesworth performing Bruch Violin Concerto in g minor. Randall Goosby was First Prize Winner in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In 2019, he was named the inaugural Robey Artist by Young Classical Artists Trust in partnership with Music Masters in London; and in 2020 he became an Ambassador for Music Masters, a role that sees him mentoring and inspiring students in schools around the United Kingdom. 13

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Randall Goosby continues his studies there, pursuing an Artist Diploma under Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. Goosby plays The Antonio Stradivarius, Cremona, “ex-Strauss,” 1708 on generous loan from Samsung Foundation of Culture. For more information on Randall Goosby Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:

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Tine Thing Helseth IMG Artists


“Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has championed the trumpet repertoire amongst audiences on all six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to musicmaking. An artist who challenges the boundaries of genre with an intensely creative, openminded philosophy, Tine’s ever-expanding repertoire ranges from the classical period to contemporary works and new commissions. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work in classical music, including “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, to which Tine returned to serve as juror for the 2016 competition. In 2007, Tine had the rare honour of being the first ever classical artist to win Newcomer of the Year at the Norwegian Grammy® Awards (Spellemannprisen). Tine has worked with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Bamberger Symphoniker, NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gürzenich-Orchester Cologne, TonkünstlerOrchester Vienna, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Orchestra at the BBC Proms, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Oslo, Bergen and Helsinki Philharmonic orchestras, Danish Radio Symphony orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Baltimore and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras, Singapore Symphony, KBS Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic. She also enjoys collaborating with a number of chamber orchestras, namely the Norwegian Chamber, Zurich Chamber and Munich Chamber orchestras, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and as well as the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, Mozarteum Salzburg, and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Performances in recent seasons include MiTo Festival with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, debut with Minnesota Orchestra, return to Bergen Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony and Norwegian Opera Orchestra, as well as European tour with Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and six performances at the Bergen International Festival and a recital at Mogens Dahl Koncertsal in Copenhagen.


The 22/23 season will see Tine debuting with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley in San Jose, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo in addition to her long-awaited return to the Carnegie Hall with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, concerto appearance with Orchestra of Opera North and a series of recitals including Wigmore Hall in London and Reading Town Hall in the UK, and in Bologna, Italy. Together with her brass ensemble tenThing, she will embark on a nineconcert tour across the US performing a Holiday-themed programme inspired by Christmas traditions of Europe and America, and in March 2023 the ensemble will tour Sweden. Tine continues to embark on regular tours with her ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing. An idea which started in 2007 as a fun and exciting project to pursue with her closest musical friends, the group have gone on to play to numerous audiences across Europe, USA and China. Past festival appearances include the BBC Proms, SchleswigHolstein, Beethoven Bonn, Gstaad, MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Merano, Thüringer Bachwochen, and Bremen. In May 2021 Tine released a highly anticipated album “Magical Memories For Trumpet and Organ” which was selected by Gramophone to feature in their “Recording of the Year 2021” August selection, and received 5* review from BBC Music Magazine. Earlier recordings include concertos by Haydn, Albioni, Neruda and Hummel with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, “Storyteller” disc with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic released on the EMI Classics label, a self-titled CD in March 2013, presenting a personal selection of original and transcribed works accompanied by pianist Kathryn Stott, and an album with tenThing Brass Ensemble released on Warner Classics. San Antonio Philharmonic | P.O. Box 700790 | San Antonio, Texas 78270 | | 210-201-6006

Crystal Jarrell Johnson CRYSTAL JARRELL JOHNSON Mezzo-Soprano Mezzo-soprano Crystal Jarrell Johnson has appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras and opera companies around the country, including the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, Golden State Pops Orchestra, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, as well as San Diego Opera, Nashville Opera, Indianapolis Opera, and Opera San Antonio. A lover of early music, she has been a featured artist with the Alamo Baroque Festival, Sonido Barroco San Antonio, and the Texas Baroque Ensemble. Ms. Jarrell Johnson holds degrees in voice from Indiana University and Abilene Christian University. She is on the voice faculty at the University of Texas San Antonio, and appears regularly as a soloist with various musical organizations in and around South Texas. She is a member of Deux - Classical Vocal Duo which has been named to the Texas Touring Roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Find more info about the duo at For information regarding Ms. Jarrell Johnson's private voice studio, visit


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David Kaplan Blue Ocean Arts www,

DAVID KAPLAN Pianist David Kaplan, pianist, has been called “excellent and adventurous” by The New York Times, and praised by the Boston Globe for “grace and fire” at the keyboard. He has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Britten Sinfonia and Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin. Known for diverse and creative recital programs, he has appeared at the Ravinia Festival, Washington’s National Gallery, Strathmore, and Bargemusic. Kaplan’s New Dances of the League of David, mixing Schumann with 16 new works, was cited in the “Best Classical Music of 2015” by The New York Times. Kaplan has collaborated with the Attacca, Ariel, Enso, Hausman, and Tesla String Quartets, and is a core member of Decoda, the Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. He has appeared at the Bard, Seattle Chamber Music, Mostly Mozart, and Chamber Music Northwest festivals, and is an alumnus of Tanglewood, Ravinia-Steans Institute, and the Perlman Music Program. Kaplan has recorded for Naxos and Marquis Records, as well as with Timo Andres in the acclaimed disc, Shy and Mighty (2010), for Nonesuch. For 2021, he commissions renowned composers Anthony Cheung and Christopher Cerrone for two works based on music written by one another, to be programmed with fantasy-form works from L. Couperin to Elliott Carter. Passionate about teaching, Kaplan was appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in 2020. Kaplan’s distinguished mentors over the years include the late Claude Frank, Walter Ponce, Miyoko Lotto, and Richard Goode. With a Fulbright Fellowship, he studied conducting at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Lutz Köhler, and received his DMA from Yale University in 2014. Preferring Yamaha and Bösendorfer pianos, David is proud to be a Yamaha Artist. Away from the keyboard, he loves cartooning and cooking, and is mildly obsessed with classic cars. 13

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Gabriela Martinez GABRIELA MARTINEZ Pianist

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez has garnered a stellar reputation for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. She has been described as “a remarkable pianist, with a cool determination, a tone full of glowing color and a seemingly effortless technique,” her touch “magical” (LA Times) and her musicianship “elegant and insightful” (The New York Times). Gabriela made her orchestral debut at age 6, and since then has performed with over 100 orchestras, including the San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, San Diego, Grand Rapids, New Jersey, Tucson, Pacific and Fort Worth symphonies; Buffalo Philharmonic; Germany’s Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Nürnberger Philharmoniker; Canada’s Victoria Symphony Orchestra; the Costa Rico National Symphony; and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela. Her conducting colleagues have included Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan, James Conlon, Marcelo Lehninger and Guillermo Figueroa in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City; San Diego’s The Shell, Canada’s Glenn Gould Studio; Salzburg’s Grosses Festspielhaus; Dresden’s Semperoper; Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens; and Paris’s Palace of Versailles. Gabriela’s festival appearances have included Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Colorado and Rockport in the United States; Italy’s Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto); Switzerland’s Verbier Festival; the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier; and Japan’s Tokyo International Music Festival. Gabriela’s passion for new music has led her to premiere works by such composers as Mason Bates, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Paola Prestini, Jessica Meyer, and Dan Visconti. Her debut album, Amplified Soul, was released on the Delos label in 2016, and recognized with a GRAMMY Award for Producer of the Year (David Frost). Her performances have been featured on National Public Radio, CNN, PBS, “60 Minutes,” ABC, “From the Top,” Radio France, WQXR and WNYC (New York), MDR Kultur and Deutsche Welle (Germany), NHK (Japan), RAI (Italy), and on numerous television and radio stations in Venezuela. 13

Gabriela won First Prize at the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Dresden (2003) and was a semifinalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2005), where she also received the Jury Discretionary Award. She is a fifthgeneration pianist; she began her piano studies in Caracas with her mother, Alicia Gaggioni. Gabriela earned Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees at The Juilliard School as a full scholarship student of Yoheved Kaplinsky.

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LAURA STRICKLING Soprano GRAMMY®-nominated soprano Laura Strickling has been recognized by The New York Times for her “flexible voice, crystalline diction, and warm presence.” Celebrated for her work performing and promoting art song, with an emphasis on new additions to the canon, she curated The New Music Shelf Anthology of contemporary art songs for soprano and has collaborated with numerous composers including Tom Cipullo, Daniel Felsenfeld, Juliana Hall, Libby Larsen, James Matheson, John Musto, and Glen Roven. She is on the roster of the Brooklyn Art Song Society, and has appeared with Cincinnati Song Initiative, Mexicoliederfest, Calliope’s Call, Liederfest in Suzhou (China), the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, Lyric Fest, Joy in Singing, Trinity Concerts at One, the American Liszt Society, Baltimore Lieder Weekend, the Half Moon Music Festival, Concerts on the Slope, National Sawdust, Art Song at the Old Stone House, the Brooklyn New Music Collective, SongFusion, was a featured performer at the 2016 New Music Gathering, and presented a radio broadcast recital of American songs on “Live from WFMT” in Chicago with pianist Daniel Schlosberg. Laura and pianist Liza Stepanova were Artists in Residence at the Yellow Barn Music Festival, where they presented a program of Granados and modern songs in Spanish, including the world-premiere of Ciudades del Porvenir by Reinaldo Moya. She has presented guest artist recitals and lectures at the University of Georgia, Mercer University, College of William and Mary, Mercer University, University of Notre Dame, New World School of the Arts, Notre Dame University of Maryland, Pittsburg State University, McDaniel College, St. Mary’s College, and University of Richmond. She is on the New Music Advisory Board of the Brooklyn Art Song Society, and the Advisory Board of Cincinnati Song Initiative.


Equally acclaimed for her work on the concert stage, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, National Sawdust, Trinity Church on Wall Street, Washington National Cathedral, and the Opera America Center. Her “powerful and expressive voice across a large range, her variety of timbre and character,” (Classical Scene), make her a welcome guest soloist for a range of oratorio and concert works, from Handel to Britten. These include Messiah with the Indianapolis Symphony and the Richmond Symphony, Gloria (Poulenc) with the Asheville Symphony, Mass in c minor (Mozart) with the Richmond Symphony, Cathedral Choral Society, and Berkshire Choral International, Stabat Mater (Dvorak) and Elijah (Mendelssohn) with Berkshire Choral International, Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms) with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee and Chorosynthesis, Luonnotar (Sibelius) and Les Illuminations (Britten) with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Barber) and Les Illuminations (Britten) with Mexicoliederfest, Ninth Symphony (Beethoven) and Carmina Burana (Orff) with Choralis, as well as Requiem (Mozart), Credo Mass (Mozart), Dixit Dominus (Handel), Gloria (Vivaldi), Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), and Mass in C (Beethoven). Her performance of Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Exsultate jubilate with the Cathedral Choral Society was broadcast by WETA, and her performance of Poulenc’s Gloria with the Asheville Symphony was broadcast by Blue Ridge Public Radio.

San Antonio Philharmonic | P.O. Box 700790 | San Antonio, Texas 78270 | | 210-201-6006

Laura Strickling


On the opera stage, Ms. Strickling created the role of Fanni Radnòti in the world premiere of Tom Cipullo’s opera The Parting with Music of Remembrance in Seattle and San Francisco (released on Naxos Opera Classics in 2020). An alumna of the Berkshire Opera Company resident artist program, her performance of the Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel was praised by Opera News: "Laura Strickling offered the creamy, clear, youngersister-of-Eva-Pogner instrument ideal for singing the role over full orchestration." She appeared as Pamina in the Metropolitan Opera Guild's touring outreach production of The Magic Flute. Ms. Strickling’s operatic roles also include Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Cleopatra (Julius Caesar), Mimi (La boheme), Dinorah (Dinorah), Elvira (L’Italiana in Algeri), Josephine (H.M.S. Pinafore), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), and Micaëla (Carmen). She created the role of Muriel in the world premiere of Thomas Benjamin's The Alien Corn with the Peabody Opera Theater. Ms. Strickling received critical acclaim in the Naxos Opera Classics recording of The Parting by Tom Cipullo (co-starring baritone Michael Mayes and mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook) for her “...deeply expressive, secure voice. Her exposed highs are managed wonderfully, with notable beauty.” James Matheson’s Times Alone on Yarlung Records was hailed by MusicWeb International for “shapely, nuanced voicings and emotional urgency...a striking directness.” Glen Roven’s The Vineyard Songs with pianist Michael Brofman is on New Voices, the Billboard Classical Top-Ten-selling CD. She can also be heard on “New American Song@SongFest,”, performing Jake Heggie’s Edna St. Vincent Millay with pianist Dimitri Dover, and on The Garden: Songs and Vocal Chamber Music of Tom Cipullo, performing the landmark song cycle Of a Certain Age with pianist Liza Stepanova. Her first solo recording project of American art song, Confessions with pianist Joy Schreier, was nominated for a 2020 GRAMMY® Award. A Chicago native, Ms. Strickling is an avid traveler, having lived in Morocco, where she studied classical Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute of Fez, and Kabul, Afghanistan, where her husband was the founding chair of the Department of Law at the American University of Afghanistan. She currently makes her home in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. 13

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